By Ron Eland | Sedona Red Rock News
To pick B, C or D. Or not to pick B, C or D. That was the question.
The Sedona City Council was asked to give input into a long-standing issue of 27 landlocked acres across Oak Creek from Poco Diablo Resort. After nearly two hours of discussion, council gave direction to staff on Tuesday, Sept. 12, to pen a letter to the U.S. Forest Service listing its thoughts and concerns.
For more than a decade, the Coconino National Forest has been assessing options for a proposed permit/easement for the construction, operation and maintenance of an access road to the private land parcel under the National Environmental Policy Act, a city report states. The proposed action would provide access across Coconino National Forest land to private land in accordance with a judgment rendered by the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in September 2002.
This issue has been discussed by council six times since 2007 — the last time being in 2011. No current council members were serving at that time.